Bike-Friendly Community Welcomes Horsey Hundred Participants

Memorial Day Weekend bicycling event feels like homecoming for cyclists
By: Georgetown/Scott County Tourism
 
 
The Horsey Hundred is a highly anticipated cycling event in Georgetown, KY
The Horsey Hundred is a highly anticipated cycling event in Georgetown, KY
GEORGETOWN, Ky. - May 5, 2019 - PRLog -- Since Georgetown College began hosting the Horsey Hundred in 1983, the event continues to increase the number of cyclists on Scott County roads as more and more participants discover this bike-friendly community. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Cycle Club, it is now a leading central Kentucky cycling event, bringing visitors from 35 different states and Canada.

"Feedback from Horsey Hundred participants tells us that cyclists feel very much at home in Georgetown and return year after year for this event," said Lori Saunders, executive director of Georgetown/Scott County Tourism. "Georgetown has become a more bike-friendly community because of its partnership with the Bluegrass Cycling Club and this event and appreciates all the riders and the economic contributions they make to the community when visiting."

Saddle up for a cycle
This year's Horsey Hundred (http://www.horseyhundred.com/) (May 24-26) mixes things up, changing route directions to add challenge and more excitement to the weekend event that has cyclists riding routes through rolling farm country and along historic sites and scenic vistas made even more beautiful with woodlands, streams, bourbon distilleries and horses pasturing in fields. All rides start and finish at Georgetown College, with routes stretching from 25 to 100 miles.

The Horsey Hundred is not a race but an opportunity for cyclists to share their passion and the camaraderie of 2,000-plus like-minded souls amidst the setting of Kentucky Horse Country. It is a family-friendly, tandem-friendly event with the thrill of rolling hills, ice cream floats, tasty lunch and more. Additionally, Georgetown/Scott County Tourism hosts a community-wide party with live music and food trucks on Friday night during registration and on Saturday during Georgetown's Party in the Park event. Details and registration at www.horseyhundred.com.

According to a 2016 Horsey Hundred Economic Impact Analysis by the University of Kentucky, Horsey Hundred participants typically travel with at least one spectator-friend, spend nearly three days in Georgetown, fill an average of 633 hotel rooms – and add more than $140,000 (in accommodations alone) to the county's bottom line, making the event a win-win for all involved. Overall, the event is responsible for approximately $623,000 in direct and indirect expenditures throughout Georgetown and Scott County.

"An overwhelming majority of event participants are from outside of Scott County, giving us a chance to introduce everything we have to offer here in Kentucky's Horse Headquarters and entice these visitors back," said Saunders.

Learn more about the Horsey Hundred and other annual events as well as the variety of experiences, attractions and accommodations Georgetown offers at www.GeorgetownKy.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Partin (mailto:natalie@georgetownky.com), Communications Manager
Georgetown/Scott County Tourism (http://www.georgetownky.com/)
502-863-2547

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GEORGETOWN, KY (http://georgetownky.com/) | Harness the fun in Georgetown (http://georgetownky.com/), Kentucky's Horse Headquarters. Sitting in the midst of Kentucky Horse Country, Georgetown is the (disputed) birthplace of bourbon and hometown of numerous horse-centric attractions – Kentucky Horse Park, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, Whispering Woods Riding Stables, the Three Hill Farm Horsemanship Training Experience, the Steve Hockensmith Fine Art Gallery and Robert Clark Gallery – and events, including the Kentucky Three Day Event, Horsey Hundred, Festival of the Horse and the National Horse Show. A small town bursting with charm thanks to a Victorian-era downtown filled with locally-owned shops, restaurants, craft breweries and distilleries, Georgetown is also Kentucky's fastest-growing community. It is home to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Tour; the official Kentucky-Japan Friendship Garden – Yuko-En; Elkhorn Creek; Greek Revival antebellum mansion Ward Hall; a circa 1917 Rosenwald School; Heirlooms & Gretchen's authentic stained glass shop; and Kentucky Proud farms that play like agricultural theme parks. Accommodations include unique stays, campgrounds and 15 brand name chain hotels. Accolades: USA Today 10Best named Old Friends #2 and The Kentucky Horse Park #6 among "Best Kentucky Attractions-2017"; Money magazine chose Georgetown as the "Best Place to Live in Kentucky"; U.S. News and World Report declared Georgetown one of "8 Small Southern Towns to Visit in 2018." www.facebook.com/gotogtown

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